Bamileke Feather Juju Hats
Meticulously handmade by artisans in Cameroon, the Juju hat, Bamileke feather headdress, or Tyn hat is traditionally worn by royal dancers during important ceremonies held by tribal chiefs. These breathtaking works of art transform into stunning wall hangings that bring texture and personality to any space.
Theses traditional ceremonial headdresses use dyed or natural bird feathers to symbolize prosperity and rarity, and are believed to possess all of the positive qualities of birds. Juju hats are made by meticulously sewing feathers to a raffia base that is covered in fabric on the exterior. Juju hats are stored in a collapsed drum shape, and splay open like flowers to reveal their gorgeous full shape.
At Zeal Living, our Juju hats were individually hand selected in African markets. This way, we can personally ensure that every headdress we sell is gorgeous and of the highest quality.
Your Juju hat will come to you collapsed into a tight drum shape. Do not cut the string wrapping the hat! Open your Juju by pushing the tab on the end toward the center of the headdress. The feathers will open and unfold like a flower. You can adjust the position of the feathers by gently hand combing them to an even shape, or by carefully moving the outer fabric wrapped raffia until it sits evenly. Additionally, you can blow dry the feathers on a cool setting to fluff them up.